Weekly Mobile Photography Theme – Fruit and Vegetables

Last weeks mobile photography theme was Fruit and Vegetables.

The purpose of this theme was to highlight, that you do not need to be in exotic locations or be involved in wonderful experiences to enjoy mobile photography. There are amazing, beautiful objects in your home and garden to capture.

This weeks theme #FruitandVeg received photos ranging from individual pieces of fruit to nice groupings of single and multiple colours. It was great to see such a variety of techniques, including close ups, captures from directly above, side on and slightly lower than parallel.

Each week the Better Mobile Photos Community Facebook group hosts a weekly photography theme inviting members to share mobile phone photos, techniques, tips, favourite apps and editing techniques. It is a fun, supportive and social community, specifically for Android and iPhone photographers of all levels.

The winners (#PeoplesChoice) are determined by the number of likes and comments received from the group. Below, you will see last weeks winning entries together with some other amazing contributions.

Congratulations to Ketut Suwitra and Frances Jack  for winning this weeks #PeoplesChoice.

Peoples Choice Winner. Image by - Ketut Suwitra

One of our goals when capturing and sharing an image is visual story telling. The day that Ketut shared this image, it was a particular hot day. Being topical, this assisted in creating an emotional connection with the audience. You will all agree, this photo of the grapes inside the soda water looks incredibly refreshing.

The condensation on the glass, the bubbles and even the cool blue tint creates a cold impression. The bubbles clinging onto the grapes adds an element of interest.

Compositionally, the way this photo is setup really works. The grape stem and the ornament attached to the middle of the glass both direct our attention toward the main central grape.

In food photography, we always try to have an odd number to keep it looking more natural. The three main grapes and two extras underneath do not look as staged as having two or four grapes.

Peoples Choice Winner. Image by - Frances Jack

Isn’t it interesting that out of all the colourful images shared this week, the two most popular were green. This photo by Fran is really simple, balanced and clean. There are no busy distracting backgrounds, pulling our attention away from the pea pod. The position of the pod on a diagonal is more dynamic than simply horizontal or vertical cutting the image in half. The lighting on this photo is also really nice, leaving sufficient shadows to create depth.

Other highlights from last week:

Image by - Frances Jack (The Hooded Naturess)
Image by - Carole Walker
Berries captured on a phone camera
Image by - Kelly Schuliga
Image By - Shannon Taylor
Image by - Karen Vanderpol
Image by - Ron Showler
Image by - Brooke Willman
Image by - Frances Jack (The Hooded Naturess)

Join our Facebook Community here and get involved. We would love to see your phone photos and help you become more confident capturing your special moments, experiences and communicate your story.

Remember: Be passionate, be creative and keep learning.

Also published on Medium.

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